FEDtalk

  • Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

    The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months. To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission.

  • The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service

    The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is wrapping up its first year.  The bipartisan, 11-member commission–created by Congress–seeks to inspire more young Americans to serve their country.  The group released their Interim Report on January 23rd, which outlines their progress and plans to date. 

  • Reporter Roundtable: Looking Forward and Reflecting Back

    Even with a shutdown in place, there is much to discuss about the workings of the federal government as the new year begins. Tune in this Friday, January 11 for the first FEDTalk of 2019. A roundtable of guests will be providing the most up to date federal news while taking a look back on the successes, and failures, of 2018.

  • An inside look at whistleblowing

    Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday for a fascinating look into the federal whistleblowing process.  Joining host Debra Roth will be the founders of Whistleblower Aid, John Tye and Mark Zaid. 

  • Two opportunities for you

    Tune in to the next episode of FEDtalk on Friday, November 30th, 2018, to hear the latest from Shane Canfield, CEO of WAEPA, who will be discussing the company’s new offerings, and what federal employees should be thinking about, with Open Season in full swing.

  • Your options this Open Season

    Insight by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. Your Options This Open Season In the midst of open season, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday, November 16th, at 11 AM EST to hear about some of…

  • Are You Ready for Open Season?

    With open season just around the corner, tune in to FEDtalk tomorrow to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future. Host Jason Briefel will be joined by Joan Melanson of Long Term Care Partners and Joyce Warner of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

    November 2, 2018

  • Be prepared for Open Season 2018

    With open season just around the corner, tune into the October 19th FEDtalk to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future.

    October 19, 2018

  • The 40-year history of the Civil Service Reform Act

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, part of the Federal News Network October 13th, 2018, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) turns 40 years old. The CSRA fundamentally changed the federal government and its workforce, spawning the majority of regulations, policies, and structures that continue to govern the day-to-day business of work within the federal government.

    October 13, 2018

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly Talks Federal Workforce Issues

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio September 21 at 11:00 AM as host Debra Roth speaks to Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), five-term representative from Virginia’s 11th District and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Connolly will chime in on the federal workforce matters currently before Congress, including ongoing uncertainty about whether federal employees will receive a pay raise for 2019. Roth will also be joined in-studio by Federal Times Senior Reporter Jessie Bur and Jenny Mattingley, a federal sector management consultant who was formerly Director of the White House Leadership Development Program and Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council.

    September 21, 2018

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Federal Sector Programs

    Tune in this Friday to hear host Tony Vergnetti of Federal Employee Defense Services talk with Dexter Brooks and Timothy Bladek from the EEOC Office of Federal Operations. They will be discussing the federal sector EEO programs, with an emphasis on what outreach and training the EEOC is providing to help with eradicating harassment in the federal sector.

    August 7, 2018

  • Understanding your Thrift Savings Plan

    Tune in to the August 3rd FedTalk and join host Tony Vergnetti and Michael Livingston from the Livingston Financial Group to hear about important financial planning strategies for all federal employees to consider. They will talk about your Thrift Savings Plan Contributions, Fund Choices, Investment Basics, and Withdraw Options. They will also discuss the upcoming changes to the TSP from the TSP modernization act that was signed in December 2017.

    August 3, 2018

  • We Need Space: Federal Partnerships In Space Exploration

    Tune in to the July 20th FedTalk to hear about the changing face of federal space exploration and research, including the increased reliance on public/private partnerships with academia and private organizations such as Boeing and SpaceX.

    July 20, 2018

  • Summit the Supercomputer and the Future of Federal Technology

    Tune in to the July 6th FedTalk to hear about what’s in store for federal technology for the coming year, including developments on expanded use of artificial intelligence, extended reality, and the unveiling by the Department of Energy of Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

    July 6, 2018